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Letís see your fake Colnagos (Fauxnago??)

Old 01-26-23, 10:03 AM
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Letís see your fake Colnagos (Fauxnago??)

I donít mean yours personally. I donít think anybody on this list would actually stick Colnago decals on a bike that isnít one.

But lately Iíve been seeing them everywhere from eBay to Facebook to a bike rack outside of a portland strip club.

Hereís a great example:

I mean itís a freaking DeRosa!!!
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Old 01-26-23, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post

I mean itís a freaking DeRosa!!!
It's probably not a DeRosa either. My DeBernardi had lugs like that, the seller on Portland Craigslist swore up and down it was a DeRosa. I knew he was wrong, so I got it for $100.
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I propose "Colnogo".
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I wanted this so badly that it even got an own thread here. It was plain stupid to miss out on.




In The Netherlands and even more in Belguim it seems to be a common pracice to slap Colnago super decals on anything, still on a real GIOS its kind of surprising
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My Cornelo has absolutely no connection to Colnago but does feature crimped or corrugated tubing. Not quite finished in this pic, but you can see the lines along the main triangle



You can clearly see the crimping on the seat tube in this picture
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Old 01-29-23, 05:29 PM
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Martelly got in a little "trouble" about this....



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I guess this one is a (early) Martens/Martinelly product. Three clovers on the triangle, without the little ball at the bottom. It's very light ansd has a Zeus 2000 fork as you see.









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Old 01-30-23, 09:38 AM
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That bb shell does not like being included in this thread.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
That bb shell does not like being included in this thread.
Ofcourse, it's a wannabe in a painful thread.
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Love this thread
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Martelly got in a little "trouble" about this....



I so love that paint....I almost had a frame painted that way, but ended up going with as as bright or brighter. i hope in a different way...originally to be kandy, but now pearlescent
gave the painter some artistic freedom so will be final will be a bit of a surprise.
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stunning paint job, inspired by Kleins of old?
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When I had my Moots frame built, I WAS going to opt out of the decals so I could put Schwinn ones on it so it won't attract attention or get stolen.

Then I felt stupid
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
When I had my Moots frame built, I WAS going to opt out of the decals so I could put Schwinn ones on it so it won't attract attention or get stolen.

Then I felt stupid
There's that young man (who no longer is active here) who has that Lightspeed with the Huffy decals...
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A few years ago there was the guy who painted and built a gas pipe fake Italian... I don't remember if it was Colnago or DeRosa or whatever... Half the people here were patting him on the back, half the people were lighting torches...


I'm not in favor of such things- even if you're building it 'just for yourself' or 'just as a joke' or whatever- there's a good chance it's going to get away from you and someone is going to try representing it as what it says it is.

Around 30 years ago I bought a smashed guitar. The neck was in pieces, the body was beat up- someone had tried bolting a neck on to it, half the hardware was missing, and the case was covered with metallic RAMSA stickers. I spent a ton of money sending the body and headstock to Gibson- they had a Second shop put a new neck on it along with the original serial number. I peeled the stickers off the case and there was a FEAR stencil on it! So now I know this guitar was owned and probably smashed by a guitar player, or Lee Ving of FEAR! Who else would smash a Les Paul? I was pretty proud of it- even though it cost me much more than buying a beat up Les Paul Deluxe, because it was the guitar from the guy from FEAR. A few years after that I was talking to a friend about that- and he started asking questions about the guitar- It turns out it used to be HIS guitar. Back in the late 80s, his band got all liquored up one night, made a FEAR stencil and started stenciling everything in sight, he still had pallets in his band studio with the stencils on them. The other guitar player in his band broke the guitar. I played the guitar until the mid 00s and sold it- straight up telling the buyer it was 100% NOT a guitar from FEAR. Fast forward to about 2015, I get an IM on a guitar forum from a guy saying he bought my old guitar- the one that used to belong to Lee Ving. He said it was sold to him as Lee Ving's guitar. Either the guy who bought the guitar from me, or the guy after him had no qualms about using the FEAR stencil and the non-standard neck/build on the guitar to use the fake story.
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There's this one being sold as a frame on eBay, the seller is honest about it though. (Not that it's convincing anyway) The listing is titled "Bertoni frame & fork." The variety of Colnago decals complements the baby blue rattle can paint job perfectly. It's apparent the previous color was red, especially if you look at the NDS chainstay.





The obvious ones aren't bothersome, just rather interesting that someone did such a thing at some point in the frame's life. What does bug me when I see them are rare, vintage, NOS Colnago listings on eBay... I always wonder if it's authentic or if it's just a clever copy done to trick someone out of their money? Would such a thing be profitable, or would it be more trouble than it's worth to produce a cosmetically similar and convincing, but cheap replica?

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I see more Bertoni forks on non-Bertoni bikes.

At co-ops, on CL, ebay etc.
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So this is how it happens


skip to the very end. And that is a poseur
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
When I had my Moots frame built, I WAS going to opt out of the decals so I could put Schwinn ones on it so it won't attract attention or get stolen.

Then I felt stupid
My used Litespeed Tuscany came with some of the decals partially missing and so I put Schwinn Varsity decals on as an homage to what got me started in the world's greatest sport/hobby. I do not feel stupid.
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